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Sarah focuses on all aspects of human rights litigation in the High Court, lower courts and alternative dispute resolution forums. She has considerable experience dealing with socio-economic rights disputes and animal law, both in an advisory and representative capacity.


She gained valuable exposure to the workings of the Constitutional Court while clerking for Justice Mathopo and Acting Justice Pillay. In 2021, Sarah was also a senior member of the Constitutional Court Style Guide Committee and a South African Liaison Officer for the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.


During her studies, Sarah was a guest speaker on The Spirit of the Law, a LoveworldSAT legal talk show.


Human Rights Litigation & Advisory Work

Property Litigation


2018 LLB (summa cum laude) - University of the Free State 


2018 Dean’s Medal for best academic results in respect of a first degree in the faculty of law

2018 Joint winner of the South African Law Reform Commission’s Legal Essay Writing Competition (LLB Category)

2019 Received Top Candidate Attorney Achiever Award at the WOZA Awards

2022 ProBono.Org Housing Law Award

2023 Recognised in The African Legal Awards Top 10 Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in Africa

2023 Won The African Legal Awards CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment Award




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Sarah Goldman

Head of Pro Bono and Citizenship



+27 11 775 6338

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Civil Litigation, Human Rights Litigation

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